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Motorcyclist killed in crash along L-101 near McDowell Road in Scottsdale

Posted at 5:01 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 11:56:46-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A deadly motorcycle-involved crash shut down a portion of Loop 101 near McDowell Road early Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes near McDowell Road.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials, a woman driving a motorcycle was struck by another vehicle from behind. A second vehicle also struck the rider after she was ejected from the bike.

The victim, 24-year-old Yarinet Rodriguez-Flores of Phoenix, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Multiple witnesses say Rodriguez-Flores was traveling at slow speeds, around 40 miles per hour, in the center lane when the crash occurred.

It's unknown whether impairment was a factor in the crash, and officials are still investigating the circumstances.